Programs and Events

Programs are generally held the fourth Tuesday of the month January through May and September through November at the Community Room at the Madelyn Helling Library in Nevada City. Doors open at 6:15 PM and a brief business meeting begins at 6:45 PM. The featured program begins about 7:00PM.

In June we have our annual picnic and tailgate sale, in July and August we are busy with the Nevada County Fair, and in December we hold an annual holiday pot luck gathering.

Upcoming Programs

Join us September 24, 2019 when we resume our usual monthly programs

Upcoming Events

June 25, 2019  Member Picnic

See details in the Newsletter


July 19, 2019  Children’s Festival

Join us 9AM-12Noon or 4-7PM at Pioneer Park for a day of fun for kids!


August 7-11, 2019  Nevada County Fair

Visit the Foothill Fibers Guild in the Ponderosa Room, and at the Family Farm.

In the Ponderosa Room, you can see hand knit, hand woven, crocheted and felted items, baskets, handspun yarn, fleeces and more!  There will be a chance to try your hand at weaving on a floor loom and inkle loom, and see fiber related demonstrations.

The Family Farm area will offer hands-on fiber activities for children as well as informative displays.  Guild members will demonstrate spinning on wheels and spindles.

Enjoy Photos from Past Fairs

Fair Photos

Recent Programs

Tuesday May 28, 2019  Rags in the 21st Century – Sharlet Elms

Sharlet discussed the use of rags through history, particularly in the use of creating home goods such as rugs. 

Sharlet has over 20 years of weaving experience as an avocation; she is a Microbiologist by profession in the field of Public Health. Currently she is an instructor for the Public Health Microbiology California state training program, a weaving workshop instructor and a fair judge.





Tuesday April , 2019  Woven Structures in South American Textiles – Laverne Waddington

Laverne discussed the various woven structures she encountered while learning to weave in South America and showed examples of how she used these in her own work on the backstrap loom.


Guild Members can visit the Archives for older newsletters to see past programs